Spiritual Warfare: Supply

Word for Today

Bob Gas



‘…command that these stones become bread

.’ MATTHEW 4:3

The Bible says, ‘…Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil’ (Matthew 4:1 NKJV). This seems to be God’s standard operating procedure. Why? Because He’s a good general; before He puts you into battle He puts you into boot camp. Imagine it: you’re up at dawn, running for miles with a heavy backpack, crawling under barbed wire barriers with bullets whizzing over your head, taking orders from authority figures you don’t know and probably don’t like. But if you pass the test; you get to wear the uniform. On the threshold of His ministry, God led His Son into a situation where He would face three levels of attack. You will face them also. Let’s look at the first one: The attack over the bread. Did Jesus need bread? Yes, He’d been without food for forty days. But He knew that His greatest need was not for natural food but spiritual food. So He told satan, ‘…”Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God’ (Matthew 4:4 NKJV). Only when you’re convinced God will take care of all your material needs, will you start putting spiritual things first in your life. Until that happens, you’ll think you have to take care of yourself. As a result, you will walk in fear and not faith. That’s not how God wants you to live. ‘…seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you’ (Matthew 6:33 NKJV). When you worry, you don’t trust God. When you trust God, you don’t have to worry. The choice is yours.

The Prophet Disdained (suffering)


The prophet disdained

At home by His own

There he has great strain

Because he’s disowned.



But cover remains

Whenever it rains

He is merciful

And powerful.



So conquer

In conflict


And Complete

With courage.


       1 Thessalonians 2

18 Therefore we wanted to come to you — even I, Paul, time and again — but Satan hindered us.


Romans 15

22 For this reason I also have been much hindered from coming to you.

2 Corinthians 7

5 For indeed, when we came toMacedonia, our bodies had no rest, but we were troubled on every side. Outside were conflicts, inside were fears.

Colossians 2

1 For I want you to know what a great conflict I have for you and those in Laodicea, and for as many as have not seen my face in the flesh,

1 Thessalonians 2

2 But even after we had suffered before and were spitefully treated atPhilippi, as you know, we were bold in our God to speak to you the gospel of God in much conflict.

        ©Fenny West2012